This show has been commercially released as " Europe '72: The Complete Recordings - All The Music Edition"
Bertha, Black Throated Wind, Chinatown Shuffle, Loser, Beat It On Down The Line, Mr. Charlie, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Me & My Uncle, Big Railroad Blues, Next Time You See Me, Playin' In The Band, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Casey Jones Truckin', Drums-> The Other One-> Big River, He's Gone, It Hurts Me Too, Sugar Magnolia, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away, E: One More Saturday Night
SBD -> Rm -> Dat -> CD -> EAC -> SHN
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc SHN); Converted To SHN BY Charlie Miller
May 13, 2018 Subject:
Reap just what you sew..
This entire show is worth a listen to see how they are able to launch the 3 Freight Train tunes into a high orbit.
The middle to the end of the 1st set really cooks. Jerry's little guitar run intro before Me & My Uncle.
Pigpen on the harp during Wrong Doing Woman
Dig the French Men getting Eyeballs on Donna Jean.
Viva la Difference!!!
She gives them the Southern drawl
"This here's called Playing in the Band"
And it is a blistering PITB!
You know my lady brings it home like DJG
but for some fella's that is pretty intimidating
so they hate on what they ain't never gonna get any of.
"i reach on over my left shoulder"
May 13, 2013 Subject:
Even in the face of local sabotage, the band just wants to rock - and rock they do. Not only did they come back for a make-up date, but clearly weren't holding any grudges - the sheer power of this concert is as good as you could ever want, another shining star in the Europe '72 collection. Positively nothing here drags.
May 13, 2010 Subject:
le Joie de vivre
"...Lille looked like an impressionist painting, cows in the distance, poplar trees in rows, with a little LSD, it wasn't hard to see why Monet and company liked the light in their native country. For Phil especially, it was one of the truly spectacular experiences of a lifetime, as though for an hour or two he lived inside a Seurat or a Cezanne."
Back in France for a make up date, the band pulls off another stellar performance. Interrupted by rain, it's not quite as superlative as some of the preceeding shows, however the second set is dynamite.
The set opening performance of Truckin' is excellent, featuring some some great licks by Jerry and slashing leads from Weir. Towards the end of the instrumental break you can hear a brief, but unmistakable shot at a Nobody's Jam.
The highlight of the free concert is an excellent 28+ minute, sometimes spacey performance of The Other One. The jamming on this one is not nearly as cohesive as the performance in Paris ten days earlier. Still there is some great playing; Weir in particular contributes his trademark slashing leads throughout, and Pigpen adds some eerie organ fills that add to the mood. Following the intense meltdown segment, at about 20:40, there is a compelling movement that contains some brief hints of a Spanish Jam. This is followed by an interesting jam with Billy hammering out a drumbeat and contains some great guitar work from Bobby who comes through the right channel crystal clear.
The show ending NFA> GDTRFB, though cut, is terrific as well. Sound quality on the incomplete Ladner transfer is fine, but the partial Miller file is excellent, possibly sourced from the Taper's Section. In spite of the missing portion of the second set, this one is a little gem. (95 pts)
December 22, 2009 Subject:
Superb Other One
It's all smokin, but this is 28+ mins of vintage Other One and a great recording to boot.
May 14, 2008 Subject:
Description doesn't match playlist...
Why the description doesn't match the playlist is beyond me but it doesn't. Here's what you get:
01. Truckin' (11:03)
02. Drums (02:10)
03. The Other One (28:27)
04. He's Gone (08:03)
5 star recording
5 star mix
5 star performance
Eat, drink, be merry and listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love.
September 20, 2005 Subject:
Vive La France!
The pinnicle of Dead power and great mix - can hear all instruments very clearly. Jer rips at Truckin and despite slight feedback prob, I think it's easily up there with Europe 72 version. Bob's "wahhhh get back truckin on" only goes one verse as I think he's too into the jam to sing anymore. Other One has Jer again turning up reverb and going off. Great to hear Kieth's piano along with Pig's organ. Billy kicks the s*** out of his kit in true jazzy form. Bobby and Phil right there with Jer's wah wah in the space jam which goes to the edge then rocks back in with bass and drums. Slight glitch at 14 minute mark in Other One, otherwise clean. Into upbeat He's Gone - great vocals from JG but no harmonies from Bob and Phil?